As Interim Vice President, Leadership, Elizabeth is guiding the transition of LEAD into the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. As a Chamber affiliate, LEAD adds three Chamber leadership development programs into its existing suite of offerings. Elizabeth and her team ensure that LEAD provides aspiring, emerging, and established leaders the essential information, skills, and connections they need to make a significant and lasting impact on the San Diego-Baja California region.
Elizabeth also serves as Vice President, Marketing & Events for the Chamber, where she and her team are responsible for developing strategy and tactics to create interest, demand, and recognition for the Chamber through media relations; web, social, and print communications; advertising; strategic relationships; direct and online marketing; and more than 60 events a year.
Before joining the Chamber, Elizabeth was Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Rady Children’s Hospital. There, she oversaw media relations; web, video and social media; internal communications; and strategic communications planning for the hospital and its foundation.
Prior to Rady Children’s, Elizabeth worked at the County of San Diego in media and public relations and internal communications. She started her career as a journalist, first at The Palm Springs Desert Sun, and then at The San Diego Union-Tribune. Elizabeth is a 2013 graduate of LEAD San Diego’s IMPACT program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, the Board of Library Commissions for the City of San Diego, and volunteers at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Bankers Hill. She lives in Del Cerro with her husband, daughter, and twin sons.